Penn maritime is a leading marine transportation company providing transportation services to the petroleum industry. Penn is the largest coastal transporter of liquid asphalt, fuel oil, and feed stocks in the United States. The company operates 18 double hull heated ocean tank barges and 16 tugs. 12 of our tug barge units use ATB technology, providing efficient long haul service. Our fleet operates on all the coastal waters of the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean.
Commitment to safety and quality are fundamental to our corporate culture. Penn Maritime demonstrates its commitment to safety and quality service through ABS audited compliance with the International Safety Management (ISM) Code, the American Waterways Operators Responsible Carrier Program, ISO 9002, and actively participates in the OCIMF established Ship Inspection Report Programme (SIRE) for all vessels.
In 2013, Penn Maritime was purchased by Kirby Corporation and is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Kirby along with a similar company called Kirby Offshore Marine.